I know I'm privileged and lucky to have grown up in a city that offers so much which I have benefited from, but I can't remember the last time I went away and actually looked forward to coming home.
As far as road trips go, there's only one contender for most famous. California's Pacific Highway has been the stuff of road trip legends for decades, conjuring up images of old American cars, gorgeous sunny beaches and long, golden days. But that's only one side of it.
Sustainability is here to stay. It's been one of the biggest travel trends in recent times, and the UN has even declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism. Galvanized, an increasing number of hotels, restaurants and destinations are taking action to help make tourism better for everyone. So, with sustainable travel firmly in mind, we've sorted the eco-wheat from the chaff to showcase some of the best sustainable experiences across the world right now.
As soon as I walked through the lobby The Cosmopolitan felt different from the other big hotels I'd visited that day. The decor is modern and quirky, the atmosphere lively, and the clientele much cooler. But what about the rooms?
It's difficult to really get to the heart of Japan's capital if you don't know where to look; hours can be whiled away simply navigating from one district to another. As helpful as the Japanese are, it can be tricky to even find the right station entrance, and that's before you've mastered the subterranean network of tubes and metros.
By waiting until the quieter periods to travel, you can ensure that places relying mainly on tourism have a more even spread of income. Particularly if you are the type that likes to buy local, this will help the people so that their business is not concentrated on the busy months. You can buy a coffee in a local café and be helping the owners. Win-win
The prospect of relocating to another country as well as finding a new job may seem rather daunting, even scary, but there are steps that can be taken to help reduce the stress and make things a little easier.
People of Cornwall, please don't be offended. We've had some lovely trips to your county and I'm not surprised it is frequently voted as England's favourite holiday destination. But come and see our fair Isle once and I'm confident you'll be back again.
This January I visited Yosemite for the first time, and it just so happened that my stay coincided with the worst snowstorm in recent years. I wanted to see snow in Yosemite, and I certainly got it. With the cold spell expected to last for a while, here's how to get the best out of Yosemite during winter.
The beauty of the rugged, crisp terrain is matched only by the warmth of Albertan locals. Whether you're into outdoor activities, wildlife, good food or luxing out, the region is sure to satisfy.
More and more people have recently started asking me: "Why are you a fan of Africa?". Deep down, I believe that you can't be a fan of a continent with six distinct climatic zones and over 1500 spoken languages and cultures, the same way you are a fan of Michelle Obama or Bruno Mars.
The barracuda was right there; lurking. It was enormous, with great black marks like portholes down its side and teeth that made me shiver. It was side on when I first saw it and about 20 metres away but it flipped in less than a second to face-on and came towards me so fast it was like a blur.
When we moved into our flat two years ago, my partner and I opened up our spare bedroom to the Airbnb system. What started as a way to bring in some extra money to smarten up our house, resulted in a fascination with meeting new people and learning about the places they call home.
There's very few emails I dislike receiving. I love my job! However there's also only a few emails that I get extremely excited about. One of those such occasions was being invited to visit Mallorca at the end of last year.
"He's behind you" and no, it's not someone in a gorilla suit but the ultimate selfie! I was with a group, gorilla tracking in Uganda. Not as simple as it sounds but involving an extremely challenging three hour trek in the Ruhija district of Bwindi Impenetrable (lives up to its name) forest.
What may not be clear to those parents who flatly refuse to move is, if they do not act reasonably it may impact on their ability to use buses at all. Not all wheelchair users can travel by bus. If their wheelchair is too big or heavy they are barred from traveling.